Friday, May 3, 2013

Things You Must Ask Yourself Before Buying Life Insurance Policy

Universal Life Insurance Company
Universal Life Insurance Company (Photo credit: Thomas Hawk)
For all those who want to have a life insurance policy, it could be a difficult decision to choose the best plan. The main reason may be the terminologies related to life insurance plan as all these terms can be new to them. Well, the solution for this is proper research and the best way to figure out this situation is to ask yourself few important questions. Today, we will discuss some of questions that you should ask yourself before investing on a life insurance plan. 

One: Do You Really Need A Life Insurance Plan?


First of all think whether there is a need to buy a life insurance plan or not. Our peers and friends have a huge impact on our decision. Our lives are usually influenced by them. Don't go for an insurance plan just because somebody has suggested it. The basic purpose of a life insurance plan is to make all our dependents stable after us. Let’s say you are single having no family. In that case obviously there is no need of a life insurance plan.

Two: Which Type Of Policy Is Best Suits Your Needs?


Usually there are two main types of life insurance policies. One is Term Life Insurance Policy and the other is Whole Life Insurance Policy. You should know the basic difference between them.
· Term Life Insurance:
Basically Term Life Insurance Policy is for specific period of time. Once your plan is expired, it's up to you whether you want to renew the policy or to end the coverage. The term life insurance policy gives you benefit in case of accidental death or debilitating injuries. If you are purchasing term life insurance plan in earlier years of your life, you will find it cheaper. It means that try to purchase the policy right after your marriage. The reason is in earlier years the chance of death is relatively low.
· Whole Life Insurance:
Contrary to Term Life Insurance, Whole Life Insurance Plan is not for specific period of time. You can avail it from the day you bought till your death. There are two components of whole life insurance policy. One is insurance and the other is investment. The insurance component will pay stated amount upon your death. Investment accumulates a certain cash value that you can borrow or withdraw. 

Three: How Much To Pay for Insurance?


The answer to this question lies behind the potential needs of your beneficiaries. There is no need to follow the rules as you know better about your needs. Make an estimate of the needs and wants of your beneficiaries. Estimation is very simple to do. Just multiply the needs of your dependents with the numbers of years the support is needed individually. Then, add the estimated amount of all dependents.

Final Words:
These few core questions will definitely lead you to make a right decision of investing on life insurance plan. You can also save your time as well as your money, if you have complete knowledge about what plan you are going to choose.

Author’s Bio:
Lori Robinson is the leading contributor to Monkey Insurance, a car and life insurance comparison site. For every car insurance quote taken out, Monkey will donate a portion to your charity of choice.


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